"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Is this any way to treat a woman?

Here's an interesting post/factoid from a member of the Hillbilly Ecosystem, Alpaca Burger Forum regarding honor killings.

From Alpaca Burger Forum:

This is the Quran’s Vision for Our Mothers, Wives and Daughters …

"...As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them, refuse to share their beds, beat them..." Surah 4:34

"Your wives are as a tilth [a field to be ploughed] unto you, so approach your tilth
when or how ye will." Surah 2:223

Girls and Women Murdered by their Fathers in “Honor Killings”

Untold numbers of girls and women are murdered each year by their fathers or brothers in “honor killings”, often for trivial infractions of Islamic law....MORE....
Something else that caught my eye was one of the comments written by Rada Sava:
I understand the Talmud is full of horrors, more revolting than the bit you put up about the alleged wife beating urging by the Quran.
Alpaca did quote from the Quran, however reference to the Talmud is no comparison if the practice as described in the book is not acted on. The sad fact is that "honor killings" do take place today and this individual believes there is no difference between the words in a book and the actions of a person.
It's amazing that a member of a tribe with such abhorrent voodoo practices has the chutzpah to cast stones on other religions.
Above, the commenter sees this as "casting stones." The commenter is referencing perhaps from actions of individuals in a different time as though nothing has changed throughout the centuries. Yet the world the commenter comes from is physically in the 21st century, though the mindset is not.

This is really disturbing.


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